Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Iris virginica Linnaeus. clade: Limniris. Southern Blue Flag. Phen: Apr-May; Jul-Sep. Hab: Tidal and nontidal marshes and swamps, stream margins, flatwoods, wet meadows, bogs. Dist: Se. VA south to c. peninsular FL, west to MS, north in the interior to w. TN; disjunct in sc. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = G, S; = Iris virginica var. virginica – C, F, K1, K3, K4; = Limniris virginica – Crespo, Martínez-Azorín, & Mavrodiev (2015); < Iris virginica – FNA26, NY, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3

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